March 18, 2018, 10:12 am
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Salalima quits as DICT head

MALACAÑANG yesterday announced the resignation of Rodolfo Salalima as secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology with presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella saying it was for “personal and work-related reasons.”

President Duterte, in Marawi City, said he has received Salalima’s resignation letter and is studying it.

Salalima was a lawyer for telecommunications firm Globe Telecom before he joined government in July 2016.

He was a classmate of President Duterte at the San Beda College of Law.

Reports said Salalima resigned because of difficulties in dealing with the bureaucracy and politics. 

His resignation comes at a time when the department is set to implement major infrastructure programs like the P77.9-billion national broadband project that aims to provide free, high-speed internet to some areas in the country.
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